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Grow Your Daily Dose of Fruit and Veggies

A relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors is to grow your own fruits and vegetables. There is nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables and fruit from your garden or patio. There is a lot of pride in picking your own berries for a homemade pie or harvesting potatoes for a delicious side dish. This [...]
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How to Attract the Best Garden Guests

You put a lot of time and effort into making your garden spectacular. However there are both welcome and unwelcome visitors which may want to check out your garden. How do you make sure you attract the right critters and insects to your garden? Keeping garden pests away from plants can feel like a full-time [...]
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Inspiration for Container Gardening

Containers are a fantastic location to plant a variety of bulbs and perennials. Whether on your patio, front entrance or balcony, containers large and small can have a gorgeous impact. . To add stunning interest, lilies and dahlias can bring bright punches of colour, bees and butterflies to your containers. Dahlias The best dahlias for [...]
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3 Garden Favourites for 2021

Looking for suggestions on what to plant in your garden this year? Check out the Hosta of the Year, the Perennial of the Year, and our Florissa’s Choice of the Year. Each of these perennials are beautiful low maintenance varieties. Hosta of the Year Every year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses a ‘Hosta of [...]
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5 New Blooms for Your Summer Garden

Spring is coming and so is summer bulb and perennial planting season. It’s time to think about dahlias, peonies, anemones and gladiolus. With so many different varieties, colours, shapes and sizes, you can build a garden suited to your unique taste. Check out the amazing new varieties. Interested in trying some new dahlias? New this […]

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How to Grow Gloxinias

Often gifted at housewarmings, Gloxinias make spectacular houseplants during winter months. However, they will easily make the move from indoors to outdoors in the summer, especially if you start growing the tubers in late February to early March. Gloxinias boast large, velvety leaves and their abundant cup-shaped blossoms in rich hues make for a perfect […]

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Amaryllis After Care

Bring back their magnificent blooms again and again! Amaryllis are long-lived, one bulb can bloom for up to 20 years if cared for properly. And each year, the bulb gets bigger, producing more flower stems. Here are some easy steps to encourage next season’s blooms: Trim faded blooms away from the top of the stem. [...]
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